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Ruff

Observed: 23rd October 2011 By: CJTCJT’s reputation in BirdsCJT’s reputation in BirdsCJT’s reputation in BirdsCJT’s reputation in Birds
Ruff
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Ruff (Philomachus punax)

The markings on this bird looks like a female or a juvenile.

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Ruff

Ruff was my initial id but doubted myself so went for knot! It was the leg colour that threw me as I thought ruff had darker legs.

Thank you for your help

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Ruff

Something about the jizz suggests it is quite a large bird and so a male.

Knot is really quite a dumpy wader with short legs...if you saw the two together you would immediately see the difference. A Knot's feet would be about where this bird's 'knees' are! Knot also have a shorter neck.

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Ruff

Thanks ophrys I will remember this in future